REGION 4 – Tri-Town Youth Services kicks off Diaper Drive for mothers in need. The agency is working with preschools in Region 4 to collect diapers from May 9 to May 31. Diapers can be dropped off at Tri-Town, 56 High Street, Deep River, weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
Collection boxes are also located at KinderCare in Essex; Schoolmates in Ivoryton; CDE Nursery School in Deep River; and Circle of Friends Montessori in Chester.
An adequate supply of diapers can cost over $100 per month, which is not feasible for some low-income families in our area. Babies are at risk of spending a day or longer in one diaper, leading to potential health risks.
Collected diapers will be donated to the Diaper Bank for distribution to families in need throughout Middlesex County. The Diaper Bank ensures that families living in poverty have an adequate supply of diapers for their infants and toddlers. Their greatest needs are diapers in sizes 5 and 6.